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Johnny Isakson, Saxby Chambliss would have voted ‘no’ on… | Political Insider | www.ajc.com

Neither of Georgia’s senators voted – they were delayed by a round of storms pummeling Washington D.C. But both said they would have opposed it.

From U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson:

“I regret that I missed today’s vote because my first flight was canceled and my next flight was delayed by bad weather. Had I been here for the vote, I would have voted no on this motion to end debate on this amendment.

“While I appreciate and applaud the vast improvements in the border security provisions, I feel there were still too many waivers and other loopholes that could have allowed green cards to be issued before our nation’s borders were truly secured.”

And from U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss:

“I regret my flight delay tonight prevented me from voting against ending debate on the 1,200 page Leahy substitute amendment. We all know our immigration system is broken and we need to fix it.

“However, we should be having a full and open debate on solutions, not rushing to finish the bill before Sen. Reid’s artificial deadline. I have serious concerns with several provisions in the bill including border security, interior enforcement, and the program designed to address our agricultural labor workforce, and until those concerns are addressed I cannot support limiting debate.”

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